Archive for 'agriculture'
Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, discusses how climate-smart agriculture can meet the challenges of resource constraints, climate change and a growing population.
The SDRN highlights recent research relating to sustainable development: assessing the environmental friendliness of vegetables; carbon abatement for biochar systems; valuing ecosystem services.
In the last of his series of articles, Professor Robert Watson, explains why food security is a strategic priority. While agricultural science and new technologies have boosted production, one billion people are still hungry.
A new Sustainable Development Commission report reviews progress towards sustainable food policy in the UK over the last decade and looks ahead to the increasing challenges of public health, climate change and oil prices.
Professor Sir John Beddington discusses the links between climate change and the food system, stressing two imperatives: to ensure secure supplies of food for future generations and to achieve sustainable food production.
From bamboo bikes to biomass briquettes: the 2010 SEED awards recognise inspiring entrepreneurs whose businesses can help meet sustainable development challenges in the developing world.
Hilary Benn launched Food 2030, the government's new food strategy - and the first for 50 years, identifying the long-term sustainability of our food system as a central concern.